We have all just seen the back end of what I hope was a wonderful Christmas day! Boxing day I am sure most of us are relaxing and a few are looking to the year ahead. To help you frame up where your 2013 is going to go, here is the next post from our expert coach Andrew on goal setting.
Did you know that we all talk to ourselves about 50,000 times during each and every day? Research has demonstrated that most of what we say to ourselves is about what we can or cannot do. So what that means is that each and every one of us has the potential to create and do something great. The first step is by using the power of our mind!
It is vitally important when setting goals that we are mindful of what we say to ourselves and to other people. There is a part of your mind called your subconscious that is always listening and then acting on what you say to yourself. It also records things you see, hear, touch, taste, smell, think and do – and stores everything in your memory.
Remember back to when you learnt to do something new – such as baking a cake. You might have told yourself or somebody else when taking on this new task that you can do this easily. Next time you go to bake a cake; you remember that you can bake easily, and you are confident that you can do it again. When you stand in the kitchen, your subconscious reminds you how to read the instructions, measure the right quantities, get the oven temperature right etc. – it helps you to do what you know you can do.
Importantly, your subconscious also remembers if you or other people say things like “I’m no good at cooking. There’s no way I can bake that banana bread.” Again, your subconscious will listen to you and encourage you to fail.
Your subconscious helps to bring you to whatever you are asking for. Positive or negative.
What does your mind say to you and how does it affect your goals?